The Last Thing He Wanted (2020)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Thriller

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A veteran D.C. journalist loses the thread of her own narrative when a guilt-propelled errand for her father thrusts her from byline to unwitting subject in the very story she's trying to break. Adapted from Joan Didion's namesake novel.




  • Willem Dafoe in The Last Thing He Wanted (2020)
  • Anne Hathaway in The Last Thing He Wanted (2020)
  • Willem Dafoe and Anne Hathaway at an event for The Last Thing He Wanted (2020)
  • Rosie Perez and Anne Hathaway in The Last Thing He Wanted (2020)
  • Ben Affleck in The Last Thing He Wanted (2020)
  • Willem Dafoe and Anne Hathaway at an event for The Last Thing He Wanted (2020)

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21 February 2020 | TopDawgCritic
| Did a 5th grader write this screenpaly??
Nope, the 5th grader's screenplay would be better!

"The Last Thing Anyone Wanted" should've been the title of this film. What was seasoned writer and director Dee Rees on when she wrote and directed this, and did no one else proofread this convoluted plot ridden excuse for a screenplay?

Ugggh, 2 hours of my life I'll never get back! Watch the trailer and you've seen the entire movie - and the trailer makes more sense than the movie if that tells you anything. What a waste of talented actors. A shame this will be a thorn on their resume, I hope they got paid well. NOTHING in this film made any sense. The only thing I got out of this film was to take up smoking; Hathaway was successful in advertising cigarette smoking.

The only reason I'm not giving this film a 1/10 is +1 for the actors and +1 for the producers not posting fake/paid reviews - yet. Thus it's a 3/10 from me

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